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Frank A. Wagner Jr., 87, of Watsontown, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.
He was born April 23, 1929, in Monessen, a son of the late Frank A. and Anna (Aitken) Wagner Sr. On July 4, 1958, Frank married the former Mable Boyles who preceded him in death in 1984. On Sept. 14, 1985, he married the former Lois I. Miller-Ranck who preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 2006.

Frank graduated from Rostraver Township High School, Bell Vernon Class of 1948 and then went on and attended Williamsport Technical School where he received his training in diesel mechanics. Frank served his country proudly in the Army from 1951 through 1953 during the Korean War.
After school, Frank worked for Branch Trucking, Watsontown and Bieber Contracting, New Columbia.
Frank was a member of the Leroy O. Buck Post 7863 V.F.W., Duboistown and the International Teamsters Retiree Department.
Frank enjoyed hunting, gardening, archery, walking, and history. He enjoyed eating at Perkins and was very involved with the American Red Cross both as a volunteer and a donor.

Frank is survived by three stepsons and their wives, John and Linda Huyck, of Williamsport, Steven and Kim Ranck, of Lewisburg, and Chris and Melissa Curry-Ranck, of Columbus, N.J.; five stepgrandchildren, Kimberly Huyck, Benjamin and Tiffany Ranck, Jessica Ranck, William Ranck and Connor Ranck; four stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great grandchild; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Margaret Hillman, of Roanoke, Va., and Linda L. and Bill Elkin, of Bel Air, Md.; one sister-in-law, Phillis Dyer, of Winfield; and one brother-in-law and his wife, G. Wayne and Roxanne Miller, of Lewisburg.
In addition to his parents, first and second wives, Frank was preceded in death by one stepson, Roger W. Ranck; one brother, Thomas W. Wagner; and one sister, Phyllis A. Overand.

Services for Frank will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front St., Milton.
Send online condolences at HefferCare.com.
Published on April 17, 2017
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